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Home to Colorado State University, this college-town is worthwhile stop if you’re heading north, for example, to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Old Town Historic District, on a quaint pedestrian walkway, is perfect for gallery hopping and sipping coffee in restored 1880s Victorian properties. A 16-building historic tour is available, too.

Fort Collins, with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, low humidity, and moderate winters, enjoys a mild climate year-round.

The area receives approximately 18 inches of rain and 55 inches of snow per year. The average high temperature during the summer months is 85 degrees. In the winter months, it is 42 degrees.


Fort Collins began as an army camp along the banks of the Poudre River. In 1867, the camp was dismantled, and the army moved out of the area. Although the military was gone, a settlement remained.
In 1873, the city of Fort Collins was founded.


Over the years, Fort Collins has grown and changed, but you can still see reminders of the past in the Historic Old Town District and many other sites around the area.

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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    I came through here in past but no pictures found now. It is a wonderful place with vast open spaces. Good job of describing. My trip to Utah & Arizona parks was an adventure and remote in areas like Kanab and Natural Bridges. I invite you to see.

  • PinkFloydActuary's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2006 at 5:31 AM

    Greetings from one Ram to another. Thanks for helping me reminisce!

  • Tugboatguy's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2005 at 12:41 AM

    Ursula, I had a friend who was a U of Denver Professor in the '60s. CSU is nice campus! I gave one lecture at CSU while supposedly on vacation with her there in 1965-got introduced to a class and then surprised into it. Doug

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2005 at 1:10 AM

    Nice start on your new page.

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